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Biography

Biography

Michael Borovay, M.D., is known by his patients to be warm, friendly and a wonderful listener. Dr. Borovay’s professional goal is to provide excellent care to his patients, with a focus on preventive care. He brings a sincere interest in the well-being of his patients to every medical encounter, is relentless in the pursuit of solutions to medical problems and delights in welcoming new challenges.

Dr. Borovay was born in Los Angeles and raised in the San Fernando Valley. He and his wife, Julia, have shared the adventure of raising three lively daughters in the South Bay. Dr. Borovay has diverse interests, including classical music, jujitsu and dining at wonderful restaurants with family and friends.

Medical School
  • USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
  • LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Residency
  • LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French

Locations

Madrona Primary Care
21311 Madrona Avenue
Suite 100-A
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-4400
(310) 542-5805
Del Amo Urgent Care
21311 Madrona Avenue
Suite 100-C
Torrance, CA 90503
(310) 792-4444
(310) 540-0932

Specialties

Specialties
  • Internal Medicine (Board Certified)
Clinical Interests
  • Preventative Medicine
  • Primary Care Physician

Insurance

Insurances Accepted
  • Aetna HMO Plan
  • Aetna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Aetna Senior HMO Plan
  • Anthem Blue Cross Calif. Care HMO
  • Anthem Blue Cross PPO/POS/EPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Senior Plan HMO
  • Beech Street Corporation
  • Blue Shield 65 Plus Senior Plan HMO
  • Blue Shield HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield PPO/POS/EPO
  • Care 1st HMO Blue Cross
  • Cigna HMO Plan
  • Cigna PPO/POS/EPO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC HMO
  • Covered CA Anthem BC PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield HMO
  • Covered CA Blue Shield PPO/EPO
  • Covered CA Health Net PPO
  • Covered CA LA Care HMO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Health Net Seniority Plus HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Molina Medicare Advantage (HMO)
  • Oscar Health Plan EPO
  • Providence Medical Associates
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • Secure Horizons Senior/UHC HMO
  • TriCare/TriWest PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO/POS/EPO
  • Workers Compensation
Insurance Medical Groups
  • Axminister Medical Group/IPA
  • HealthCare Partners Medical Group
  • Little Company of Mary IPA - HCP

Medical Groups

Affiliated Medical Groups
  • Providence Medical Associates

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Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety. However, language that may contain profanity, slander, libel or private health information is removed. Comments reflect the views and opinions of patients. Comments are not endorsed by, nor do they necessarily reflect the views of, Providence.

4.8 out of 5 (361 Ratings, 133 Comments)

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09/26/2017
Dr Borovay is an amazing doctor!! (In my opinion, the other part of his team need to learn to show a little more appreciation and respect to patients rights and needs at all times; I have to say that I have noticed a little improvement, please keep it up!!) Dr B. strives to help patients to his best ability and it always shows in his character! and attitude! A BIG THANKS TO DR BOROVAY!
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09/18/2017
Each experience is of top quality, excellent.
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09/13/2017
Dr. Borovay has always been our #1 doctor, we have been seeing him for about 20 years now!
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09/10/2017
I have been a patient of Dr. Borovay's for several years. He has made himself available whenever there is a need. I could not be happier with any other doctor. He has my medical history well in hand. he has even phoned me at my home if a blood test shows a need for a dosage change of medication. [...] is one medication he keeps an eye on. I receive an immediate response by email on every pro time test I have. He has his patients best interests at heart. I feel blessed with him as my primary care physician. [...]
100

09/07/2017
Dr. Borovay and his nurse are first rate.
90

09/06/2017
Dr. Borovay is great. [...] is also great.
100

09/04/2017
DR. BOROVAY IS AN EXCELLENT PHYSICIAN AND HAVE BEEN SEEING THIS PROVIDER FOR THE PAST 15-20 YEARS. NEVER HAD A PROBLEM RATHER PLEASANT
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09/03/2017
Michael is a great doctor. I love his personal care.
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08/30/2017
Competent and caring.
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08/23/2017
Dr. Borovay is a very knowledgeable & caring physician. I was glad he was available to remove stitches from a fall I had while on vacation.
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08/09/2017
Dr. Borovay is a personable & knowledgeable doctor.
100

08/09/2017
Dr. Borovay, his assistant [...], and the office staff have provided me with excellent health care for many years.
100

08/09/2017
Dr. Borovay is The Best!
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08/09/2017
dr Borovay and [...] are amazing and I have referred many friends to them overthe years.
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08/07/2017
Dr. Borovay has been our family physician for many years. He provides excellent care, is genuinely concerned about our well-being, and is sensitive to patient input.
70

08/04/2017
Found Dr. Borovay to be "upbeat" or funny no matter what time of day!
100

08/04/2017
Dr B is really great doc. Doesn't rush, but covers what needs to be covered.
100

08/02/2017
Dr. Borovay and his assistant [...] are caring and a pleasure to work with for my health care.
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07/30/2017
Dr. Borovay is awesome! Please take good care of him because he takes great care of us! Thank you!
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07/27/2017
Borovay is always excellent. My only issue is that it's very difficult to get an appointment because he has so few openings. But he did squeeze me in, which I appreciate. And he didn't make me feel like that ... he really spent time with me and I didn't feel rushed.
80

07/26/2017
everything good in general, sometimes wait time for the doctor can be excessive
100

07/21/2017
Dr. Borovay is an exceptional physician, very caring, patient, a good listener and professional.
100

07/20/2017
I'd like to see office visits conducted online via Skype or FaceTime
100

07/20/2017
Dr Borovay and [...] are a very good team which excels at customer service and care.
70

07/19/2017
He spent to much time on the computer, and fulfilling the requirements put on him so he could just keep the appointment to 15 minutes or less.
100

07/19/2017
I have been coming to Dr. Borovay for many years and he has always provided great medical care for ,me.
100

07/19/2017
Second to none!
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Borovay is extremely attentive toward any questions which I had posed to him over the years that he's been seeing me & his answers are most comprehensive.
100

07/07/2017
my pre-op results lwere not sent in a timely manner to the orthopedist office.
100

07/05/2017
Dr. Borovay and his nurse [...] are both excellent. They both listen to what the patient says, have wonderful bedside manners, and really do their best to help you even if they don't know yet what is happening. I only wish that Dr. B could have longer appointments. He explained to me that he has a lot of older patients, who often have more health conditions and need more time. I absolutely don't mind waiting, as I understand how much he wants to help his patients. Just wish he had more time to do so.
100

06/30/2017
Dr.B. is awesome. He is easy to talk to. Even went as far as showing me how to stretch. I pull leg cramps often. I've already referred Dr.B. to my sister and brother in law. we are lucky to have him and his wonderful staff. His nurse [...], what a caring, sensitive, woman. She gives the best shots, and blood test!
100

06/28/2017
great service at all times, just wish physicals wouldn't take 3 months for the appointment
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06/28/2017
All my experiences with Dr. Borovay have been excellent. I know that he is genuinely concerned about my health, listens and considers what I have to say and responds in a highly professional and knowledgeable manner. He is very competent and I have complete confidence in him.
100

06/22/2017
Dr Borovay is the best doctor I have in my entire life.
100

06/15/2017
Dr. Boravey is the best! So this has nothing to do w/him, but is a real problem. [...]
100

06/07/2017
When I saw Dr. Borovay, everything was fantastic, however when I was unable to get an appointment with Dr. Borovay and had to see another Dr. in the office, I was quite disappointed. Lots of confusion is getting and scheduling referrals and in communications with this other Dr's staff.
90

06/07/2017
It takes a long time to make an appointment to see the doctor and it is impossible to get the next day or two emergency room follow up appointments. I like Dr. Borovay and his team.
100

06/05/2017
Excellent service every time !!!
80

05/29/2017
extremely frustrating experience waiting for appointments following an ER visit. (ER on [...] - diagnostic procedure scheduled for [...])
100

05/26/2017
Dr. Borovay is an excellent doctor and exceeded our expectations.
100

05/25/2017
myself and my family LOVE Dr. Borovay!!
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05/24/2017
always there when I'm sick or need advice with my health . You can't get any better than Dr. B
100

05/18/2017
Excellent PCP
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05/17/2017
keep up the great work. i feel like just a number. i feel like the staff including the ladies up friend really care. very compassionate.
100

05/13/2017
All my visits and healthcare have been good. I feel I am well taken care of by my doctor.
100

05/07/2017
Dr B and [...] are the best. Along with being a very good doctor he has a wonderful sense of humor. A great asset, makes him easy to talk to.
100

05/05/2017
The staff @ the front desk & examining rooms are courteous, proficient & professional.
100

05/03/2017
The office is very busy. I had a positive home pregnancy test and only wanted it confirmed with the office. It's the only way I could get a referral to my ob-gyn. They wanted to originally schedule me 3 weeks from the date that I called. That seemed very unreasonable. I advocated for myself and they managed to fit me into the schedule at a time that was convenient for me [...].
100

05/01/2017
Am quite pleased about everything!
100

05/01/2017
To me this provider, Dr. Borovay, represents the best. If Dr. Borovay would go to another office, I would probably go to that office.
80

04/28/2017
I have confidence in the health care receiving from Dr. Borovay as well as from [...], his excellent nurse (or medical assistant).
40

04/26/2017
He answered his cell phone during my appointment & did not answer all of my questions & made me feel like he was doing me a favor for seeing me.
100

04/26/2017
Dr Borovay and his assistant [...] provide friendly and outstanding and compassionate medical service
100

04/24/2017
This office and staff is very efficient.
90

04/19/2017
Excellent [...] service.
100

04/19/2017
I have always had an incredible experience with Dr. Borovay, and I can honestly say he is the best doctor I have ever had. I always tell people to go to him. Not only does he make you feel comfortable and easy to open up about, he knows his stuff. He kinda reminds me of Columbo where he just seems like a chilled guy who some people don't take seriously, but he is a genius and always cracks the case. One of the things I like best about Borovay is [...]. She is a bundle of sunshine and love, and you can't beat the two of them together. they are an incredible team who make a doctor's appointment an enjoyable experience. I also love the receptionists. There is the one main one who is just the sweetest friendliest lady, and all the other ones are really awesome too. The whole dynamics of Borovay's team is phenomenal. I wish all my Healthcare experiences were as good as they always are when I visit Dr. Borovay and His team. I think they should all get a raise because they do such a good representation of Providence, but I know one survey from a patient doesn't make payroll decisions. I hope Providence recognizes how lucky they are to have Dr Borovay, [...], the receptionists, and everyone else they have in that office. [...]
100

04/19/2017
dr Borovay is one of the absolute best diagnostician.
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04/12/2017
average wait time over last four appointments has been 45min.
100

03/31/2017
I have had excellent experiences with Dr. Borovay [...].
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03/30/2017
I have recommended Michael Borovay to at least 3 people who now see him as their PCP.
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03/29/2017
difficulty obtaing a faxed physical therapy order for treatment
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03/24/2017
Dr Borovay is a caring and excellent physician. I have only been with him for a very short time as my previous doctor just retired. I really did pick a winner!
100

03/23/2017
Always a good experience!
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03/23/2017
Dr Borovay and his nurse [...] are the best. We often refer them to our friends.
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03/23/2017
Doctor is always pleasant, friendly and courteous - much appreciated! Recommended blood tests are a little more extensive than I could possibly need - I really don't like paying for a test that is extremely unlikely to apply to me.
90

03/22/2017
Very good
90

03/15/2017
STILL WAITING TO HEAR OF A NUTRITIONIST IN AREA I CAN BE REFERRED TO. DR. BOROVAY TO HAVE HIS OFFICE CALL ME WITH A PHONE NUMBER.
30

03/07/2017
I ASKWED FOR A SECOND OPINION REFERAL, FOR MY CRONIC LOWER BACAK PAIN TO DR. [...] BECAUSE I DON'T WANT ANY PAIN KILLER INJECCION ON MY BACK,HE SAID "ARE VARIOUS WAYS TO RELEASE YOUR PAIN, BUT I GOT NOTHINS, ONLY AN APPOINMENTE FOR [...]
100

03/04/2017
Dr. Borovay is wonderful. He is thorough and always makes me feel like he cares. I usually have to wait a little after my appointment time is scheduled but I am willing to wait to see him.
100

02/27/2017
excellent
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02/22/2017
Doctor and staff were excellent and very helpful.
80

02/21/2017
Dr B is a great doctor. I just think he sees too many patients. He is a little bit rushed and doesn't follow up unless you email him and bug him.
90

02/13/2017
I had to follow up with a referral to be submitted. waited over 5 business days then sent message to pcp office to have them submit a referral
100

02/12/2017
I have been with this doctor for 12 years and I used to be able to see him the within the day or the next day for sick issues. It has been getting very difficult to see my doctor nowadays. I have been given 2 weeks and even recently a 3 week of waiting time to see him. I am given the option to wait or go to ER. Urgent care does not provide me excellent doctors ( I have been there and when a doctor tells me he/she does not know how to manage my problem...I am discouraged). There is a reason why you call your doctor your primary doctor. This is why I purposefully choose this medical group and that is because I wanted to keep this doctor.
100

02/10/2017
I made this appointment because I had a sore throat and two of my grandchildren had recently been diagnosed with strep. I wanted to be sure I didn't have a strep infection. My PCP was not immediately available so I was offered an appointment with Dr. Borovay, which I accepted. He was friendly, competent, and I would recommend him to anyone.
100

02/09/2017
He is amazing, his knowledge is impressive and the way he talk and explain is very easy to understand, very happy to have him as a doctor.
100

02/08/2017
everything I would want in a doctor. I have complete confidence in him.
100

02/08/2017
excellent, compassionate care ;-)
100

02/07/2017
micheal was great! [...] in dermatology was not so kind. she kept cutting me off when I asked questions.
90

02/07/2017
I was in need of urgent care for an unexpected health problem and tried to make an appointment on [...], but the earliest available date was on [...], so I ended up in the ER on [...] because I could not wait until the [...]. I asked about cancelled appointments to get an earlier appointment, but there is no waiting list set up at this office. The receptionist suggested that I try calling back for openings due to cancellations, but this is not practical when you are in need of urgent appointment.
100

01/30/2017
He is the best doctor I ever had!
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01/30/2017
Dr. B is awesome... so awesome that it's sometimes hard to get appointments in a timely manner
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01/25/2017
[...] and Dr. Borovay are very caring and understanding
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01/25/2017
Doctor Borovay is an excellent physician. He is very attentive to my concerns, and referrals for labs are quick and much appeaciated.Dr. Borovay is very conscientious to return email questions and a request for refill of a Rx. You are very fortunate to have Dr. Borovay on your physician staff!
100

01/19/2017
Dr . Borvey is awesome!!! he sees my family as well . my son thinks he is the best doctor on the planet.
100

01/12/2017
Dr. B is a very good communicator. he's very kind and thorough. he even called me in the evening to answer a question I posed via MyChart. that rarely happens. very impressive.
100

01/12/2017
Dr Borovay is the best provider I have experienced ever. I am also a health care provider and use my professional experience as a reference point. His nurse [...] is also very competent and kind. They make an exceptional team. I have referred many new patients to them.
100

01/11/2017
made the app really fast and visit in a few days. Dr Borovay listens and ask plenty of questions regarding my problem.
80

01/09/2017
wait times getting longer, visits shorter.
100

01/06/2017
Recently had a CAT Scan due to abdominal pain. Dr B. reviewed the results with me in great detail. I really appreciated hm explaining all the findings that were in the report.
90

01/04/2017
recommended a repeat test/scan in a week- however despite several calls I am still waiting for a call to schedule the scan!
100

01/04/2017
Quick, bright, skilled provider. Attentive.
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01/03/2017
I always find Dr. Borovay to be helpful & knowledgeable about my health care concerns.
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01/02/2017
Doctor Borovay is a great physician.
80

12/21/2016
Always seems to be behind schedule. This last visit I waited over one hour past my appt.
100

12/17/2016
Dr Borovay called me after the blood work was complete to review/discuss the results.
90

12/14/2016
Always good communication with Dr. Borovay.
100

12/12/2016
I do not know how long it should take to get a referral. This was my first visit to the doctor since getting insurance.
100

12/05/2016
Dr. B is a great, knowledgeable doctor.
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12/01/2016
My experiences with Dr. Borovay have been excellent over several years. I have had only positive experiences.
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11/29/2016
a good man
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11/23/2016
Absolutely no problems. I have always found my health issues taken care of as needed.
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11/16/2016
Dr Borovay is the best doctor I have ever seen.
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11/09/2016
Dr. Borovay is one of the best diagnosticians I have ever seen. He also has empathy and ALWAYS makes you feel he truly cares.
100

11/03/2016
Dr. Borovay is very thorough.
90

11/02/2016
I would prefer to talk more about my thyroid and how to lose weight.
90

11/01/2016
Very good experience.
100

11/01/2016
Dr. Borovay is a very caring and compassionate medical professional. There has never has been a negative moment with my doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.
60

10/31/2016
waited one hour before seeing doctor in examinatrion room
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10/30/2016
Dr. Borovay and his nurse [...] may be the best pair I have ever seen, recommended one of your female internist to my wife, she will be making an appointment soon
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10/26/2016
I am extremely happy with Dr.Borovay and feel I am in competent and caring hands as his patient.
100

10/24/2016
I really like the Providence team I have.
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10/21/2016
I appreciate being able to contact Dr. Borovay via email. He is very thorough and has a good bedside manner.
90

10/20/2016
Answering questions (emails) on MyChart take to long.
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10/19/2016
My care provider, Dr. Borovay, and his nurse [...] are terrific. I would recommend them to anyone. It's unfortunate that the office operation is consistently mismanaged and the staff poorly supervised. The good personnel of the medical provider staff deserve better support.
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10/17/2016
Dr. Borovay and [...] are the best!! They truly care about their patients.
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10/11/2016
I had a very bad urinary infection that was rapidly progressing. Dr. Borovay was very knowledgeable in understanding and treating the infection and gave me a perscription for an antibiotic. He explained the nature of the infection and what to expect when taking the medication.
100

10/11/2016
always excellent care from Dr. Borovay
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10/05/2016
Outstanding doctor
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09/28/2016
Are good.
100

09/27/2016
Dr. Borovay is always interested in my health & answers all of my questions. He called me on Saturday to advise me that I need blood pressure med- I did not want to take pills & he explained why I need it & now I take them & am grateful for Dr. Borovay's concern & prescribed med.
100

09/22/2016
Dr Borvey is amazing . Love him!!!! listens, makes patients feel at ease and is accurate in assessments. clone him when possible :) Dr Borvey receptionist remembered me even though I come seldom . I was suprised give the amount of patients daily they greet.Dr Borvey assistant is a natural !!! assistants require kindness and good communication. her balance of these two is flawless every time I have seen her. WELL DONE
100

09/22/2016
I have best doctor and am very happy with him , however as with most doctors there is a long waiting list and you cannot see them for a month. [...]
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09/21/2016
Dr. B listens to me and takes time. Never rushes me.
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09/21/2016
Always pleasant and puts you at ease, provides info about prescriptions, has a good balance between professionalism and friendliness
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09/21/2016
Recieved my flu shot and [...] was very professional as usual. Good staff here.
90

09/14/2016
the receptionist is that friendly! it would be nice to have s friendly receptionist. it's me me feels that good!
100

09/14/2016
Doctor is great and never rushes you and always listens.
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09/12/2016
Easy to communicate with Dr. Borovay
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09/07/2016
everything good
100

09/06/2016
Absolutely Love Dr. Borovay BUT it is very difficult to get an appointment with him if it's a bit urgent. Meaning the appointment desk is not always helpful and just tells you to go to Urgent Care. I prefer seeing my own doctor because he knows me and my background. Dr. Borovay ALWAYS finds a way to squeeze anyone in my family into his day. it's just not very easy to get the person on the line to take a message.
100

09/03/2016
Dr.Borvay has always been helpful and I recommended my Mom to see him and been seeing him for years.
100

09/01/2016
[...] is an expert phlebotomist.